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The Wimp



The Wimp, Tim Lowly © 1991, graphite on paper, private collection.


This is an homage to my friend John August Swanson whose response, as a youth, to the epithet "wimp" was to embrace it as part of his identity. John is a remarkable artist and activist.


Quoting Antonello da Messina's "St. Sebastian" and "Night in Bologna" by Paul Cadmus.

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Taken on June 10, 2008